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). >> jon: do you think he died of natural causes or was it murdoch? (ominous music). (applause) well, i'm sure scotland yard's on this case like cream on a... >> right now police say the death is not considered suspicious. (laughter) >> jon: well, i guess the guys who were bribed don't think there's anything suspicious in the death of the guy who blew the whistle on the company providing the bribes, i'm satisfied. (laughter) of course, the whole business was prelude to today's main event. rupert murdoch and his son james appearing before parliament's committee on culture, media, sport, and vowel-shaped furniture. (laughter) confess before the u-shaped desk of contrition! don't make us bring in the e! (laughter) the whole day of testimony was amazing but perhaps no moment more remarkable than murdoch interrupting his son's opening statement. >> of the "news of the world" newspaper... >> before you get to that, i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. (laughter). >> jon: not so humble you couldn't wait for your turn to talk! (cheers and applause) by
. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> jon: 'tis true. for nearly 80 years rupert murdoch has had, for lack of a better term, the "run of the planet." dominion over all that he surveys. but yesterday, july 19, in the year of our murdoch 2011, was the day that the aussie iconoclast had to accept that ultimately he is responsible for the fiasco. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> jon: oh, how the mighty have -- wait. what was that again? >> if you are not responsible, who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it, and then maybe the people they trusted. [laughter] >> jon: i can see how this is a very humbling day for mr. murdoch. a man of his stature is not accustomed to throwing subordinates under something so lowly as a bus. [laughter] yes, the number 23 bus to piccadilly circus was a rougher ride than normal, as the streets of london were apparently lined with the freshly strewn news corp employees hastily jettisoned by grandpa disappointment. but as you know, in every cloud there is a silver -- or in this case di
. for all their troubles, rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince who controls much of the company voiced his support. what about the rest of the board? it is addressed in an article in "the daily beast" today. news corporation shares are up. the news hacking scandal is off the front pages for the first time in two weeks. but independent directors have hired their own top lawyers. why? >> we are getting mixed signals. we have heard the board have hired some lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against their own legal exposure. there have also been reports that some of the more independent minded directors are beginning to think about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title as ceo of the company. on the other hand, this is a board murdoch controls pretty firmly. it is hard to say what will happen yet. >> who exactly is on the board? >> it is a funny bunch. there are 16 board members. they cover a lot of ground. there is a former head of state and there is an opera singer. there is quite a range of experience. the one thing they all have in common is they ar
developments in that hacking scandal engulfing rupert murdoch's media empire. the full extent of the alleged coverup at murdoch's now defunct "news of the world," they will release details of the dealing with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting what the company did wrong. this many comes after another intense day in parliament where the british prime minister, david cameron there, used an emergency session to defend his dealings with murdoch's company offering an apology for the controversy that's now tainting his government. martin fletcher now with the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america, after what he called the most humble day of his life. >> order. order. >> reporter: leaving behind uproar in parliament's emergency session. >> the prime minister. >> where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy carlson, a former editor of "news of the world." >> in 20/20 hindsight,
tycoon rupert murdoch didn't only deliver the news this week. murdoch was the news and continues to be the news. the owner of the news corp, a $32 billion media con gone rat, is in the eye of a whirl storm. the rap is hacking. murdoch's journalists have been hacking into the cell phones apparently of the owners and users of those phones. police reports say there could be as many as 4,000 victims. murdoch's journalists also invaded confidential medical records, one of those victims is the former prime minister of the united kingdom gordon brown. two of his newspapers reveal private medical records of the son of gordon brown and the young boy's history of cystic fibrosis, which his mother and father were treating as a family matter. >> i can't think of any way that medical condition of a child could be put into the public arena legitimately. >> the international uproar over murdoch's newspaper hacking killed a pending murdoch broadcasting deal, namely, to purchase british sky broadcasting a deal valued at $12 billion. the sitting uk prime minister and the british public sidelined t
committee of parliament earlier this week. rupert murdoch got a boost when a saudi prince that was the largest share of the company outside of the murdoch family voiced his support. nick, tell us, news corp shares are up for the first time in about two weeks. but the independent directors have hired their own lawyer. or why? >> we are getting mixed signals from the board. they have hired lawyers to protect shareholder value and to guard against maybe their own exposure. there have also been some reports that some of the more independent directors are thinking about ways in which rupert murdoch could give up his title of ceo at the company. this is a board that he controls pretty firmly. >> who is on the board? >> is a funny bunch. there are board members that cover a lot of ground. there is an opera singer. quite a range of experience. they are there because he wants them to be. he can control them through loyalty or maybe they spend their entire career there. >> will the board wants him to be succeeded by another? or is it time for someone outside the family? >> i think w
million people in somalia could die of starvation. yesterday, rupert murdoch was in the hot seat and to date it was a british prime minister david cameron. he was called on to explain his links to the defunct news of the world newspaper which is at the center of a hacking scandal. he faced a barrage of questions. there was questions about his decision to hire andy coulson as his media chief. >> the right hon. gentleman. >> a stormy session in parliament. david cameron rallied his party as he deflected criticism. he has announced an inquiry into the phone hacking affair. at the heart of the scandal, there are questions about the cozy relationship between the police come and media, and politicians in britain. >> i am the first prime minister to publish meetings between senior executives, private tears -- proprietors. this stretches right back to the general election. >> it was his decision to fire the former "news of the world," editor andy coulson that is drawing the most criticism. there are questions about whether andy coulson knew about the illegal activity on his watch. >> he
, rupert murdoch. nbc's martin fletcher has the latest from london. >> reporter: up, up, and away for rupert murdoch heading home to america after what he called the most humble day of his live. >> order. >> reporter: leaving behind uporder at parliament's emergency session. where prime minister david cameron ate humble pie, too. >> you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned. >> reporter: cameron had rejected advice and hired his communications chief andy coulson, the former editor of "news of the world." >> with 20/20 hindsight i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> reporter: coulson resigned in january and was arrested two weeks ago in the phone hacking scandal. it's engulfing the media and the police. cameron is accused of being too cozy with news executives, two dozen meetings in less than two years. he came out fighting. >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> reporter: as for rupert murdoch -- >> you might say that the murdoch brand itself is hopelessly tarnished. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is
have so much sympathy for rupert murdoch. [laughter] just look at that sad, i'm going the say face. well, the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal has been disastrous for poor rupi. he's had to shut down his most profitable u.k. paper, top employees have been arrested and news corp lost $7 billion of market value in four days. [cheering and applause] folks, i wouldn't be surprised if fox news had the make some budget cuts. [laughter] get ready for their new morning show, ""fox and furniture". now, yesterday murdoch was hauled before parliamentary committee to have his bangers mashed when the unthinkable happened. >> a man identified as activist and comedian johnny marvel charged rupert murdoch with a shaving cream pie. [laughter] >> stephen: activist and comedian? that makes no sense. you can't use comedy to make political points. [laughter] i mean, thank god the attack was deflected by this woman. murdoch's beautiful adoptinged chinese wife wendi. folks, i was horrified. he is 80. he can't digest pie. but then i found out that the instant murdoch was hit with that pie, news c
, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch widens. prime minister cameron had hired one of murdoch's top editors and made him a close aide. well, today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to politics. >> the reply that he sent -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic error of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to rupert murdoch and his now tainted company? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may no
tell the house about the conversations she had about the bskyb bid with mr. murdoch and rebecca brooks? >> all the details of the meetings and explain all of the conversations were appropriate and she could ask the members of her party to be equally transparent. >> does the prime minister join me in hoping that this is the end of the ever increasing rise of misconduct by police officers across the country? >> the police have to have an operation, have to have a relationship with the media, both at the top level to communicate with the police's right to do strategically, and at the operational level to help them with crime. we have to try to make sure they do not have an inappropriate relationship. >> prime minister, have you ever mentioned the word "bskyb" in the presence of rebecca brooks? >> does not raise serious questions about how the previous limit operated that members opposite thought that it a prepared for the prime minister to be brief on police matters? and the e-mails that were released, didn't show how professional his chief of staff is? >> i thank my hon. friend for putti
's prime minister is grilled on his ties to the murdoch family. elizabeth palmer has that story. >> you live and you learn, and believe you me i have learned. >> mitchell: on this side of the atlantic bill whitaker discovered how easy it is to hack into cell phones in the u.s. a government program exists to help americans avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes-- we find out why so few people know about it. and when the florida marlins hit the skids, they turned to a manager with experience. lots of experience. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. this is the "cbs evening news" with s >> mitchell: and good evening, scott is off tonight. i'm russ mitchell. britain's tabloid phone hacking scandal has reached the highest levels of the british government. today prime minister david cameron addressed an emergency session of parliament on the crisis, even as americans find out they are just as vulnerable to phone hackers. we have two reports tonight beginning with elizabeth palmer in london. liz, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. prime ministe
saw last night wendi murdoch come to her husband's defense. if you google wendi, she's a hit online. we'll see you here tomorrow night. night. "in the arena" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening and welcome tonight as a heat wave roars over the east coast like a blast furnace, the debt ceiling talks in washington appear to be going stone cold. every few hours we get another tip about some development. but they all lead to this endless circle of hell called more negotiations. you've heard all these warnings from the left, the right, and the center that the clock is ticking. the meltdown is looming. financial armageddon is on the way. today's cry for outrage go to democrats. of maryland who here's a surprise, doesn't like the proposed cuts in social programs. >> once again, the radical right is more worried about protecting their next election than protecting the greatest generation or investing in the next generation. what a sham. what a scam. i'd be tempted to just blow it off if it were not so cruel, stupid, and dangerous. >> and now tonight afte
. i welcome the apology from rupert murdoch. we respect the decision of support to stand down. we're beginning to see answer is given. this is right. >> i have a number of questions for the prime minister. he said a few moments ago that the remainder should be heard in silence. i say the same to members that are now heckling. think about what the public thinks about the behavior order and stop it without delay. >> the prime minister said that he was excluded from the decision making process. it is not quite answer the questions he has been asked. last friday he revealed that since taking office he had met representatives including rebekah brooks and james murdock on 26 separate locations. my question is whether he can assure the house that the bid was not raised at any of those meetings. was there at any time he discussed the bid with officials of the culture? >> 10 days ago, the prime minister said i was not given any specific information that would lead you to change my mind. it would have made every effort to uncover the information. they made every effort for the facts. did wo
at the other stories tonight. >>> fireworks in the house of commons. first it was the murdochs, today it was britain's prime minister. david cameron faced his critics but will he keep his address? >>> and in somalia, millions of children facing starvation. will help reach them in time? a look at the face of famine. >>> then after months of name calling and finger pointing, where's the deal? no, not the debt ceiling, the other deal americans care about. are you ready for some football? >>> we have a lot going on tonight. emergency meetings at the white house appear to have fallen flat. the president today met separately with democratic and republican leaders, part of the seemingly endless effort to raise the debt ceiling before the clock runs out. the republican leadership left the white house a short time ago and our own white house correspondent is there. jessica, what on earth is going on? >> what's going on is meetings, process, discussion. so far no action. we are now less than two days away from the white house's own self-imposed time for a deal. and now they are saying it's time
me finish with a second look at most memorable moment of the week when rupert murdoch's wife wendi supposedly saved him from a pie throwing comedian. call me skeptical but i'm calling it piegate. >>> we start with deal or no deal. the "new york times" reported this afternoon, the obama administration has informed democratic congressional leaders that president obama and speaker boehner were about to close in on a major deal that would enact substantial spending cuts and seek future revenues through -- the administration on wednesday night notified top members of congress that an agreemd between the president and mr. boehner could be imminent. but white house spokesman jay carney was quick to knock down the story. let's listen. >> the breaking news reports you all have probably received is incorrect. there is no deal. we are not close to a deal. we are obviously -- the president is in discussions with all the leaders of congress, as well as other members, and exploring the possibility of getting the biggest deal possible, which is the position he has held for a long time now, as you
. >> michele bachmann says migraines will not interfere. >> rupert murdoch flies back to the usa. will his troubles follow him? >> so the british hacking scandal is making cell phone users here in the u.s. concerned. >> senator barbara boxer joins me. >> there's no let-up today in the phone hacking scandal. >> members of parliament trained their sights. >> i am extremely sorry. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> not so humble you couldn't wait for your turn to talk. >> good evening from new york. well, that didn't take long, just one day after the gang of six bipartisan senators released their framework for deficit reduction with the tentative support of 49 senators and a general air of welcome from the president, house republicans are busy shooting it down. paul ryan, the chairman of the house budget committee and the leadership's designated hitter today released a three-page memo attacking the gang of six proposal, which is actually only one page longer than ryan's memo. ryan says the gang of six proposal is "a set of talking points and graphs that outlines an ambitious propos
on the murdoch marriage and the incident that has all of london talking. >>> today, lindsay lohan received a warning from a judge to speed up her completion of the community service that she needs to do to meet her court-ordered deadline. the 25-year-old actress was in court this afternoon for a status hearing that stems from her drunk driving conviction and her misdemeanor theft cases. so far, lohan has completed 33 of 480 hours of community service at a woman's shelter. she returns to court in october to give the judge another update. >>> kim kardashian wants old navy to stop using a model who looks like her in its ads. and to make her point, she is taking the store to court. >> the commercial features a smiling, dark-haired model. it's been viewed more than 2 million times on old navy's youtube channel. kardashian's lawsuit alleges the ad violates her publicity rights and may confuse consumers about which companies she endorses. she is seeking unspecified damages. no word on whether old navy will pull the ads. >>> robots and vampires are invading san diego. >> yes, it's the annual sci-f
wave in more than a decade. >>> as rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., he is accused of police payoffs by his reporters. we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early we'll tell you what's next for the embattled media mogul, early this morning, july 21st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show." there you see it, barometer rising, humidity rising. >> you can see the humidity? >> the sun is rising. translation it is hot. >> it feels hotter than it even shows on your thermometer this morning. >> 80 degrees here in new york already. it's 7:01. in 32 states. >>> type of heat advisory today. these temperatures, triple digits in a lot of places. we'll talk about that. coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >> and i'm chris wragge. >>> the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched down early this morning at the kennedy space center. a perfect toend the shuttle program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is at ksc with more on this. >> reporter: good morning, chris. you can see
and enjoying this moment and as they say in germany. >> let's look at the empire rupert murdoch has put together for himself. news corp. controls movie divisions, 20th century fox. pay-per-view channels, newspapers, we look at different brands, we're all familiar with them, brought in $33 billion in revenue last year and generate $32 billion in cash each year -- generate $2 billion in cash each year. is there a threat for such a diverse organization? >> he brought in someone who cleans up messes of administrations to help clean up news corp. here and contain the problem. the big thing for murdoch, he wanted a family dynasty. looks like so far, it has been sacrificed and everybody involved wasn't a murdoch. james murdoch may not survive. elizabeth murdoch may come back into the company. as far as prosecution here in the u.s., maybe not so much. i understand the foreign practices act going into the tactics of news corp. is an unusual interpretation. and everybody here will see what happens in uk to have a clear picture. this could run for years. watergate took two years until nixon eventu
murdoch's closest colleagues, you should know him he worked in your building, bill. he was the ceo of dow jones and publisher of the wall street journal, both news corp. properties, so it's here. facts like these are things folks might like to know. that's the memo. joining me tonight, robert greenwald author of the documentary, outfox rupert murdoch. what about o'reilly now spinning this, it hasn't hit our shores when somebody in his own building resigned over the whole thing. what about it? >> i guess he doesn't read the newspaper, maybe he never heard of the wall street journal. it's hard not to be snarky about this. i think what bill is doing and what they're doing over there, is a very conscious attempt. it was an important column in the daily beast today, he talks about the very real possibilities that murdoch could be indicted and there could be legal proceedings for the bribery and what's gone on over there. they're trying to avoid that subject at all possible costs. >> you wrote today this was a script of the public relations firm of what murdoch did yesterday, and fox news is ta
was, of course, the committee with the murdochs and rebekah brooks, but i went to the home affairs committee and sat there when the -- when the just outgoing commissioner of police and the assistant commissioner, also outgoing, and the press officer talked about their relations with the press. it was really truly extraordinary. it wasn't -- it wasn't just the statistic lionel just quoted about the -- these, you know,0 members of 45 strong team being ex-news international journalists, it was things like 30% of paul stevenson's meetings over a five-year period had been meetings with the media had been with news international journalists. it's coming out in recent days that somebody who was a senior executive at the "news of the world" also worked simultaneously, if you'll pardon the pun, as a translator for scotland yard. there was also somebody who was working both as the chief correspondent -- or chief reporter of the paper. as a police informant. so the -- there was almost no delineation at times between where news international finished around scland yard began. it was really ext
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